Jerry Jones knows the Cowboys can’t rely on DeMarco Murray

demarco murrayAfter two injury riddled seasons in Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones knows they can’t solely rely on running back DeMarco Murray to carry the load.

“To totally count on that would give you visions of 8-8, because the last two years, we’ve had games that we didn’t have Murray, and we didn’t run the ball as well,” Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We didn’t have as good an offense within it. So if we have somebody that could possibly step up there and give you the respite that you need when you don’t have Murray, that’s a big deal for us.”

Jones says he thinks rookie Joseph Randle might be able to split carries with Murray.

“We really could envision him coming in and having that many plays a game,” Jones said. “One of the advantages, one of the reasons, we wanted him was because he really mirrors a lot of what Murray is, relative to a complete three-down back.”

The Cowboys desperately need a complimentary back to Murray.  Hopefully Randle is that guy.